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Origami Claws!!! 



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Origami Claws!!! 

Written By: Connor 



SUMMARY 

This particular technique for folding paper claws is highly versatile as it can be done with 
any piece of paper that can be folded into a triangle. It therefore qualifies as both purist and 
non-purist origami as it can be made with a square paper folded in half, and a rectangular 
piece of paper as well. 



Step 1 — Gather thy materials! 





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too! 












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• Get a piece of paper. Any shape or 
size will do. I would recommend a 
paper with a middle-range 
thickness. Too thick and the folds 
cannot be made precisely enough, 
but too thin and the finished claws 
will crumple upon contact with 
anything too solid. 



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Step 2 — Make it triangular! 













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• What makes this design so versatile is that any shape of paper can be made into a 
triangle. Different papers have better or worse outcomes as claws, though. The regular 
printer paper seems to do best for me. 

• All folds are valley folds in this technique, meaning you always fold so that the imaginary 
fold line is on the inside of the fold! 



Step 3 — From triangle to claw! 




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• Follow the directions in the picture. 
Tis a little hard to explain, but here 
I go -- never mind. Just remember, 
on steps 1 to 3 in my drawing the 
paper matches up at the conclusion 
of step three, and each time you 
use the previous step to outline 
where you fold. There's really no 
good way to explain it. I couldn't 
understand it until my buddy did it 
in front of me... 



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Step 4 — Yaaay! You win! 



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MISSION 



COMPLETE?? 



• The finished claw can now be 
sealed for strength! You can even 
paint it! I find that the claws look 
freaky with watercolor paint on 
them, which works well because 
they're paper! 



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